Search Server Port Requirements

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The components in the Search Server infrastructure use various ports for communication. These ports must be opened to permit normal search operation.

Search Server Ports

  • 8732: The Search Configuration Utility and the Ektron Search Server Service use port 8732 to communicate with the Ektron Windows Service.
  • 6080 and 6081: These ports are used by the CMS File Helper Service to communicate among Ektron services and copy files from the CMS server to the Search server.
  • 7500 (V8.6 and above only): New for 8.6, this port is used by the Query web service.
  • SharePoint Central Administration Port: Configured when running the SharePoint configuration Wizard, this port is used when registering a CMS site with Search Server and when running SharePoint Central Administration.